Lewandowski mugged on his way to training
Local media report that the striker stopped his vehicle to serve several fans when two individuals took the opportunity to steal a luxury watch from him.
Robert Lewandowski was the protagonist of an unpleasant episode on Thursday afternoon as he made his way to Barcelona’s Ciutat Esportiva training ground for today’s session. The Polish striker was the victim of a robbery, described by witnesses to local newspaper Sport. The attack happened when the footballer stopped his car to attend a number of fans who were waiting at the gates of the Barça training ground.
According to media reports, two individuals took advantage of the moment to open the passenger door of Lewandowski’s car and take a luxury watch that the player was wearing on his wrist. The watch is reported to be a valuable piece, worth 75,000 euros. The criminals made off with it and were later found hiding under a tree. Lewandowski quickly started his vehicle to pursue them and was joined by Catalan police who eventually recovered the stolen watch.
Police statement given
Police officers remained at the Ciutat Esportiva until after six in the afternoon and took a statement from a woman who has been an eyewitness to the event, Mundo Deportivo explained on their website. For his part, Lewandowski has suffered a small mishap in his car when he was chasing the two individuals who snatched his watch. In spite of the acre, the player completed the session as normal and is believed to be fine albeit slightly shaken.